Homeschooling Vs. Traditional Schooling Essay

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Whether a parent should send their child to a traditional school or have them homeschooled has been a controversial issue for decades. Homeschooling is an educational alternative to traditional schooling that allows parents to educate their children at home. In 1970 John Holt began the modern homeschool movement, believing that traditional schools created an unjust classroom setting chosen to make children obedient employees (2014). Since then homeschooling has continued to grow, as it is now seen as an acceptable alternative to traditional schooling (2014). “There is approximately one homeschooled child for every five children enrolled in private school” (2014). What many individuals forget is that before public schools, homeschooling was the primary form of education. It seems to be a cycle, homeschooling, public schooling and some homeschooling and now a large increase in homeschooling. There are many pros and cons for both homeschooling and traditional schooling.
According to the 2003 National Household Education survey, approximately 1,096,000 children are homeschooled (Isenberg, 2007). According to Isenberg, homeschooled children are more than 2% of the total number of school children and roughly equal to those in charter and voucher schools combined (2007). Anyone can be homeschooled, young or old and female or male. However, “homeschooled children are more likely to be non-Hispanic White” (Bauman, 2002). Homeschooled children tend to live in households with a…

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